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to avoid that fiscal cliff. tracy pots joins us from washington with all the details. good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. a number of high level but individual meetings scheduled here today on capitol hill with really just a handful of lawmakers who could have a big impact on your paycheck. tim giter in and rob neighbors bring the deficit cutting plan to capitol hill today. >> reporter: negotiators are meeting with boehner and top democrats. they heard the plan wednesday at the white house. at least one thinks there could be a deal here. >> if i were involved in the negotiations like this and everybody was purporting to be where they are, i would say that an agreement is reachable. >> i'm hopeful. it wouldn't put me anywhere near optimistic. >> reporter: one conservative is suggesting that while negotiations continue, congress should stop tax rates going up on the middle class now. >> we're not going to raise taxes on those people. i think we should make that clear to everybody. >> reporter: bottom line, no deal yet. both sides are still talking. and both sides signalling that
numbers. details ahead. >>> meanwhile, washington was abuzz over avoiding the looming fiscal cliff. the president's lunch with mitt romney, the united nations note on palestine. all this as joe biden was christmas shopping. >>> and some amazing random acts of kindness. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today the first of the two grand prize powerball winners will come forward to reveal themselves and have their lives change forever. and there's also buzz about a potential code within the winning numbers. nbc's kerry sanders has that story. >> reporter: in tiny dearborn, missouri, where just about everyone knows everyone, the question is was it one of their own who bought a winning powerball ticket? >> it's exciting, very exciting. we never, ever thought that we would sell the winning ticket, and here it is. we did. >> reporter: folks in this farming community just off interstate 70 are now trying to figure out if the winning numbers were chosen with meaning. dearborn is but 35 miles north of kansas city, home of the royals baseball team. those winning lottery numbers? the
of washington. the glover park group whose experts also follow dede myers after she enlisted crisis manager judy smith. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is trying to win back love of republicans after commending president obama during superstorm sandy. the new york times reports christie got a frosty reception this weekend at republican governors meeting in las vegas. christie said he's not going to apologize for doing his job. >>> the mayor of newark new jersey, cory booker, is considering living off nothing more than food stamps for up to a month. he made that challenge to someone on twitter to someone who challenged government's nutrition. >>> we are looking for another four years to do even more. >>> in nevada where prostitution is legal in some areas, the owner of the mustang ranch brothel has been elected to serve as county commissioner. all right. this is the first such achievement for a brothel owner in state history. >>> wall street kicks off this week with the dow at 12,795 after jumping 207 points yesterday. the s&p climbed 27. the nasdaq went up 62. >>> overseas markets were do
house says the focus on rice is about washington politics. >> people are more interested in talking points from a sunday show than they are about finding out what happened in benghazi. >> reporter: that attack now a front line for a political battle on capitol hill. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> elsewhere, the tampa socialite caught up in the scandal involving david petraeus is going on the offensive. after two weeks of silence, kelley's lawyer has released e-mails designed to prove she never acted inappropriately. one letter demands to know who in the government leaked kelley's name to the media after she received e-mail from paula broadwell. meantime the investigation into e-mails between kelley and general john allen has been narrowed down to between 60 and 70 messages that according to a defense official, quote, bear a fair amount of scrutiny. >>> on a much lighter night, tonight is the night when someone could win the largest power ball jackpot in history. it's $500 million and counting. lottery officials say with brisk sales, the estimated jackpot could rise again bef
in tata's care died while she left the kids alone to go shopping. >>> next to washington, d.c., and the sister of petraeus whistle-blower jill kelley went public for the first time with attorney gloria allred by her side. natalie khawam stood by as allred read various statements about natalie's character and said that her client shared a social relationship with the petraeus family. >>> and finally by a vote of 6-5, san francisco supervisors voted to ban public nudity in the city's castro district. violaters face a $100 fine, but people can still be naked on special event days such as gay pride or the folsom street fair. >>> all right, how about some sports? carmelo anthony went on a scoring binge with 29 points in a 102-80 victory over new orleans. the knicks have eight wins and only one loss. >>> former knicks coach mike d'antoni made his debut of the new coach of the los angeles lakers. in the closing minute kobe bryant drove to the basket and was fouled. they beat the nets 95-90. >> in college basketball rodney clark gave unranked butler a stunning upset of number nine n
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